Ex No:Date:OPEN WEBOpen Source Software:Open source softwareare the softwares whose source code is available alomg with the software andthe user has permission to copy, run, alter, distribute, study etc. under the licensingpolicies of open source software. Many different developer, user can contributein development of open source software.Features of Open source software:· Free redistribution: The license shall not require a royalty oradditional fee for such sale.· Source code:The Open source softwares including source code which is allowed to bedistributed.· Not specificto a part Product: The rightsattached to the program do not rely on the program’s being part of a particularsoftware distribution.· Not Restricted Other Software: The license does not place limitations on othersoftware that is distributed along with the licensed software.
For example, thelicense does not insist that all other programs distributed on the same mediummust be open-source software.· Technology-Neutral: Most of OSS is technology neutral.· No Discrimination against Fields of Endeavour: The license does not restrict anybody from makinguse of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it will notrestrict the program from being used in a business or from being used forgenetic research.
Proprietary Software:Proprietary software isa software that is owned by an individual or a company. There are majorlimitations on its use, and its source code is almost kept secret. Source codeis the form in which a program is formerly written by a human using aprogramming language and prior to being converted to machine code which isstraightforwardly readable by a computer’s CPU.Major producers of proprietarysoftware:· Adobe · Microsoft · Sun Microsystems· Borland etc.Open source software Vs Proprietary softwareCost Factor : Open source software:OSS comes at a low costbecause of Open source software. We don’t need an expensive software orhardware to run the systemProprietary software:.
The fee is made up ofa base fee for software, integration and services and annual licensing/supportfees. This cost may be prohibitive for some; on the other hand what the user ispaying for is a more customized product from a trusted brand that includesadvanced levels of security and functionality. Service and Support:Open source software:Open source softwarerelies on its online community network to deliver learning support by means offorums and blogs.
Occasionally the trouble shooting is faster than those ofproprietary software. But users who question should know what their realproblem is, else, they will not receive the right feedback.